San Francisco, CA and Brisbane QLD /PRNewswire/ - Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced the addition of a new multi-client warehouse and office facility just outside of Brisbane, Australia in Seventeen Mile Rocks. Located in the Metrowest Business and Technology Park, the new facility is evidence of the company's growing presence and extended reach in South Asia.
Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. The company opened its first Australia office in Sydney in 2006. The new Brisbane facility expands Menlo's presence in the country with a 1,692-square-meter warehouse and 328 square meters of office space. In addition to warehousing, the new facility will provide distribution and transportation management, supply chain engineering and value-added services across multiple industries in the region. Menlo will serve B2B consumer retail customers at this facility.
Along with announcing the Brisbane Logistics Center, Menlo named Greg Brown country manager of operations for Australia. Formerly Menlo's operations manager in Sydney, Greg now oversees the company's growing presence in Australia and works with his peers to ensure first-rate service to customers in South Asia. "I'm proud to play a part in Menlo's expansion and success," said Brown. "This multi-client facility is an example of the expansion of Menlo in South Asia — more capacity to serve more customers in more locations."
The Brisbane Logistics Center is the latest example of Menlo's multi-client warehouse management solution. It offers flexibility in contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms, an experienced management and labor infrastructure, requisite equipment and assets, and a more extensive geographic network of pre-configured warehouse options.
Menlo's Brisbane facility is not only special because of its impressive and functional design, but also because of its high profile location, ideally situated for optimal receiving, warehousing and distribution for multiple customers. It sits a mere 650 meters from the Sumner Road exit off the Centenary Highway, which allows for easy access to the Ipswich Motorway, Logan Motorway, M1 and Gateway Motorway.
"The opening of this multi-client facility is a direct result of our growth in the South Asia market," said Joseph M. Dagnese, vice president, international for San Francisco, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "We're also excited that Greg is at the helm — his experience in the country, coupled with the capacity, reach and customization that our multi-client facilities offer, will undoubtedly benefit our customers immensely."
Menlo also operates additional multi-client facilities in Southeast Asia, China, India, Australia, North America and Europe.
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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
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